Frozen Hell: The Book That Inspired The Thing (PREORDER)

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In 1938, acclaimed science fiction author John W. Campbell published the novella Who Goes There?, about a team of scientists in Antarctica who discover and are terrorized by a monstrous, shape-shifting alien entity. The story would  later be adapted into John Carpenter's iconic movie The Thing (following an earlier film adaptation in 1951). The published novella was actually an abridged version of Campbell's original story, called Frozen Hell, which had to be shortened for publication. The Frozen Hell manuscript remained unknown and unpublished for decades, and it was only recently rediscovered. Frozen Hell expands the Thing story dramatically, giving vital backstory and context to an already incredible tale. We are pleased and honored to  offer Frozen Hell to you now, as Campbell intended it. You will be among the first people to ever read this completed version of the story.

Frozen Hell  will include an introduction by Robert Silverberg, a multiple Hugo and  Nebula Award winning author, Grand Master of Science Fiction, and member  of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

Frozen Hell will feature a new cover and interior art by award-winning artist Bob Eggleton. Eggleton is a multiple Hugo Award-winning sci-fi, fantasy, and  horror artist. He has illustrated countless iconic book covers, and has  worked  on cards for Magic: The Gathering. Eggleton has also done  concept work for films such as Jimmy Neutron and The Ant Bully, and was a  creative consultant for the 1998 film Godzilla.

Frozen Hell will include a preface written by Alec Nevala-Lee, who rediscovered the Frozen Hell manuscript while doing research for his upcoming book Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction (Dey Street Books).

Deluxe Signed Leather-Bound Hardcover

  • Fine leather binding
  • Special endpapers
  • Bound-in bookmark
  • Signed by John Gregory Betancourt

Trade Hardcover

Unsigned regular hardcover edition of Frozen Hell.

The author of numerous acclaimed novels and short stories, including the iconic and chilling Who Goes There?, which was later adapted into the movie The Thing. Campbell began writing science fiction at the age of 18, and later became editor of the magazine Astounding Science Fiction (now called Analog Science Fiction) for more than thirty years. Isaac Asimov once said that Campbell was "the most powerful force in science fiction ever," and Campbell's tenure as an editor helped shape the careers of countless major sci-fi authors, including Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and Arthur C. Clarke.

John W. Campbell Jr.'s Who Goes There was the Source Material for John Carpenter's Classic Horror Film The Thing!

Product Info: published by Wildside Press. PREORDER (ETA: Summer 2019)

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